Charles Sims is responsible for Cumberland’s overall business operations and strategic direction. Mr. Sims has been involved in the investment industry since 1989, working in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to Cumberland, he was with the Templeton organization in Canada, then Franklin Templeton in California, and most recently with IGM Financial Inc., as co-president and CEO and as Chairman, President and CEO of Mackenzie Investments. Mr. Sims is a member of the board of governors of Upper Canada College, and is chairman of The V-42 Foundation. He is a past director of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation and a past director and chairman of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, a former member of the Leadership Council for the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and is a past director and chairman of FundSERV Canada.